How to choose a roofing surveyor
Surveyors specialising in roof condition reports
are very few. It is usually offered as a supplementary service by an individual or company specialising in a
related construction area such as Architecture, general surveying & roof contracting.
If you are able to locate a specialist roofing surveyor, take time to quiz them on their experience in this
area. For example Roof-Check will only inspect and report of residential type properties or commercial premises of
standard roof covering construction. Metal roofs of large factory or office block complexes are excluded from our
services as we have no real experience in this area.
Likewise, there are roofing surveyors who only specialise in commercial building roofs - it's horses for
Ensure that the roof surveyor is unconnected with any other local roofing business to avoid a conflict of
interests. Make sure that he is fully aware that his report is to be fully independent as you are paying for his
Never accept a roof surveyor who indicates that his fee can be absorbed into the roofing contractors costs - You
are paying for unbiased advice and his time totally outside the scope of any other roofing work that you may or may
not choose to install.